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Sail Away - April 2006

by Sail Staff, Posted June 5, 2006

Caribbean Notes

Desmond Nicholson, a member of the family that sailed into Antigua’s English Harbour in 1949 and created a charter business in their wake, died in Antigua in January. Nicholson, a respected amateur archaeologist, was instrumental in the preservation and restoration of the Georgian buildings of Nelson’s Dockyard. Today, the Dockyard is a must-stop for charterers in


Sail Away - March 2006

by Sail Staff, Posted May 4, 2006

Where to Go Now

Sailing your home waters in summer is fun; sailing someone else’s home waters is an adventure.

Now, as you read this magazine, is the time to think about where you’d like to spend your summer sailing vacation. Some mighty fine North American cruising grounds offer hartering—the way most of us get to sail outside our home waters—only in May through September or at


Sail Away - February 2006

by Sail Staff, Posted March 29, 2006

Wedding Bells

First Choice, the British parent company of Sunsail, announced the acquisition of Grand Expeditions, parent company of The Moorings, in early December. Both groups specialize in international leisure travel. Sunsail’s charter business will become part of Grand Expeditions, but Sunsail and The Moorings, along with Footloose, will be run as separate entities.

What does


Sail Away - January 2006

by Sail Staff, Posted March 29, 2006

Charter Cats

Thanks to the unusual nature of my job—I give thanks frequently—I’ve sailed on a lot of charterboats with (often) people I’d never met before in (sometimes) unusual weather patterns. It’s not unusual, however, that many of these boats have been catamarans, given the proliferation of cats in charter fleets worldwide. So I can claim a certain authority in

Autumn Bareboat Charter Specials

by Sail Staff, Posted June 16, 2004
Vacations Under SailNews and Information about CharteringHave a hankering for trade-wind sailing? Take advantage of milder sailing conditions in the Caribbean—to say nothing of reduced autumn charter rates. Call or check company Web sites for more details. Barefoot Yacht Charters (St. Vincent): 10 days for the price of 7; 20 percent
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